EG, I have never had anything like this happen. Not sure what to tell you. Are you still noticing the same smell?
I just bottled up a batch with Apple cider too! Plus I put a few slices of ginger in just to make it spicy..
I also got some nice clementine juice (bolthouse) on sale and used some of that with ginger to bottle up- so I look forward to letting you know how it tastes. The pineapple ginger combo is great- but the older the bottles get it is starting to smell a bit like beer(?) and seems a bit more alcoholic than normal, and super fizzy.
Usually around Thanksgiving I make orange/cranberry sauce from scratch and it has ginger in it, I might have to put some in the KT and see how that tastes..
One great thing about KT is that it has helped curb my craving for soda, and my face has cleared up quite a bit-- Mother Nature was being cruel- wrinkles and pimples at the same time.. naughty MN